Pennyroyal Players
About Us


We have performed over 900 times since our founding in 2004.

Our original production, “PIECIN’ IT TOGETHER,” features a multi-woman show offering singing and story-telling, with well-known melodies from Anne Destabelle’s 1960’s folk-music days. You will also hear our original theme song, Piece By Piece, written by Gay Durward.

All performances have mass appeal, with men, women, young adults and children enjoying them equally. We have performed for the 160 men of the Palos Verdes Breakfast Club -- to a standing ovation! We have performed for women’s clubs, churches, charities, universities and groups who enjoy being entertained and also being educated about our magnificent American historical experience.

We have performed three times for the Palos Verdes prestigious Wayfarers Chapel (to sell-out crowds) and also for many Banning Museum events.

We have brought the performances to school groups, from elementary to high school.

Our sixteen beautiful quilts were sewn for us by Nancy Veits and her “Sew What” Red Hatters, a Palos Verdes chapter of the Red Hats. Other quilts were donated by audience members along the way and we feature a magnificent collection of ten of them in addition to the sixteen mentioned.

We have performed for the last four years for the Idyllwild Lemon Lily Festival and are returning there in July 2016.

We perform from Ventura to San Diego. We’ve been featured at the historic church in Oxnard Heritage Square. We have been featured at Marymount College, at Walk on the Wild Side, and at the Palos Verdes Interpretive Center, and have performed at all the local country clubs for private events.

We ask only donations for the production. We have donated over $115,000 to our charities. All of our donations are directed to specific charities including Los Cancioneros for music scholarships and summer science camperships to 7th grade Wilmington area girls through American Association of University Women. Please click OUR CHARITIES tab for a detailed list of all of our charities. Some groups have used us as fundraisers for their organizations. We are always eager to help.

The programs run from thirty minutes to an hour, depending on audience needs. You'll find humor and a range of many emotions all our productions.

Please call Anne at 310-541-8469 or email Anne if you need more information.